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Truck Fire in Joppa Drew Hazmat Crews, Blocked I-95 Ramp

The ramp to Mountain Road was shut down for hours Thursday morning.

Mountain Road truck fire on May 15, 2014. (Credit: Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company)
Mountain Road truck fire on May 15, 2014. (Credit: Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company)
A truck fire with fuel leaking drew first responders and hazmat crews to Joppa Thursday morning, officials said.

The ramp from Interstate 95 north to Mountain Road/MD Route 152 was closed at approximately 4 a.m. to clean up from the vehicle fire, the Maryland Transportation Authority reported.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, then Harford County emergency management personnel offloaded diesel fuel, according to the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company.

Harford County Emergency Management reported that it assisted, along with Maryland Department of the Environment, in offloading 8,000 gallons of fuel from the tanker.

The fire company reported that it cleared the scene around 6:30 a.m.

The ramp reopened at approximately 7:15 a.m., according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.


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